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Saxon, Viking and Norman

Saxon, Viking and Norman

  • Author: Terence Wise
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780850453010
  • Category: History
  • Page: 48
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If there is one thing we can be sure of concerning the Saxons, Vikings and Normans who inhabited the medieval world, it is that they were a good deal more advanced than some writings would have us believe. This fascinating book by Terence Wise explores the history, organization, clothing, equipment and weapons of Saxon, Viking and Norman peoples, covering wide-ranging topics such as Anglo-Saxon shields, Viking raiding ships and the organization of Norman armies.The absorbing and readable text is enriched by numerous illustrations and museum photographs with commentaries, plus eight superbly drawn full page colour plates by renowned military artist Gerry Embleton.

The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans

The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans

  • Author: Anita Ganeri,Ben Hubbard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1474755046
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  • Page: 32
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Throughout our history, different peoples have invaded and settled in Brtain. This book looks at the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Who were they? Why did they invade Britain and why did they decide to settle here? Find out about these peoples, what they brought with them and how their lifestyles and beliefs have influenced our culture today.

Saxons, vikings and the Norman conquest

Saxons, vikings and the Norman conquest

  • Author: R. Mitchell,Geoffrey Middleton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780582183148
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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Viking Warrior vs Anglo-Saxon Warrior

Viking Warrior vs Anglo-Saxon Warrior

England 865–1066

  • Author: Gareth Williams
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472818334
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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In the two centuries before the Norman invasion of England, Anglo-Saxon and Viking forces clashed repeatedly in bloody battles across the country. Repeated Viking victories in the 9th century led to their settlement in the north of the country, but the tide of war ebbed and flowed until the final Anglo-Saxon victory before the Norman Conquest. Using stunning artwork, this book examines in detail three battles between the two deadly foes: Ashdown in 871 which involved the future Alfred the Great; Maldon in 991 where an Anglo-Saxon army sought to counter a renewed Viking threat; and Stamford Bridge in 1066, in which King Harold Godwinesson abandoned his preparations to repel the expected Norman invasion in order to fight off Harald Hard-Counsel of Norway. Drawing upon historical accounts from both English and Scandinavian sources and from archaeological evidence, Gareth Williams presents a detailed comparison of the weaponry, tactics, strategies and underlying military organization of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and considers the developments which took place on both sides in the two centuries of Viking incursions into Anglo-Saxon England.

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Bryan Sykes
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393079783
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 978
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From the best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, a perfect book for anyone interested in the genetic history of Britain, Ireland, and America. One of the world's leading geneticists, Bryan Sykes has helped thousands find their ancestry in the British Isles. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, which resulted from a systematic ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers, traces the true genetic makeup of the British Isles and its descendants, taking readers from the Pontnewydd cave in North Wales to the resting place of the Red Lady of Paviland and the tomb of King Arthur. This illuminating guide provides a much-needed introduction to the genetic history of the people of the British Isles and their descendants throughout the world.

A Wargamer's Guide to 1066 and the Norman Conquest

A Wargamer's Guide to 1066 and the Norman Conquest

  • Author: Daniel Mersey
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1473848474
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 128
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This is one of the first titles in an exciting new series of guides for wargamers. Taking one of the most pivotal and famous episodes in British military history, it gives a wargamers perspective of the dramatic events of 1066 and the Norman conquest up to around 1070, and advice on how to recreate these on the gaming table. Advice is given on factors to consider when choosing an appropriate set of commercially available rules, or devising your own, to best suit the scale and style of battle you want and capture the flavor of the period. The relevant ranges of figures and terrain pieces and buildings are also reviewed. Analysis of the forces involved, organization, tactics and strategies will help with building your armies and there are interesting scenarios included. Whether this is a new period for you, or you are looking to refresh your existing interest in the period, this handy guide is sure to hold much if interest for you.